The creation of the Appalachian Trail set a number of precedents. It was the first multi-state super trail. It was envisioned as both a recreational and economic asset. And it was built and maintained through the creation of groundbreaking partnerships – a model that remains intact today.

My recent article for the Partnership for the National Trails System touches on all of these points.

To read it, just click on this link:

The creation of the AT changed the course of hiking history